A loan of $375 helped to buy construction materials for his home (doors, window frames, glass, etc.).


Antonio's story

Antonio was born in the district of Boane, in the province of Maputo in southern Mozambique. He is married and is the father of 4 children, 3 of whom are in school. He studied through 10th grade and didn't continue so he could work. He lives in his own home with his family and doesn't support anyone else besides them.

He has worked as a teacher in Boane for more than 14 years. He makes 4,200 meticals a month, which he puts towards his home's expenses. He also saves some in his bank account at the BIM bank.

He has had loans with BIM and paid them back without any problems. He became familiar with Hluvuku through a colleague and friend, who is also a client of the institution. This is his sixth loan with Hluvuku in the amount of 10,000 meticals, which he will use to buy construction materials for his home (doors, window frames, glass, etc.). His previous loans were for 6,860, 8,100, 10,000, 10,000, and 12,000 meticals, which were all put towards his home as well.

He promises to pay back his loan on time. In the future, he wants to finish his home so his family will be more comfortable. He plans on requesting more loans from Hluvuku to do this.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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